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How to add light rays through the clouds in Photoshop

Cloudy days are great for shooting wide open shots with a naturally soft light. But, sometimes the scene can appear a bit dull due to the lack of …

Adding (artificial) HDR punch to your photos

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range (photography), of course, and the original idea was to combine three or more images, each exposed differently, in …

Mobile Photography

Before & After: How One Popular Photographer Edits His Photos

Photographer Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer who’s also popular on photo sharing sites, boasting tens of thousands of …

Photography

A professional landscape photographer says these are the best places to see star-filled skies in the US

Between the weather, lunar, solar, and milky way conditions, stars can be a difficult thing to capture, but Kaye has become familiar with the best spots to go stargazing and capture the spectacular sights.<p>From Hawaii to Lake Tahoe, Kaye has some serious knowledge on where to head if you want a …

National Parks

How to Blur the Background With GIMP

1<p>Open GIMP and select "File" from the Menu bar.<p>2<p>Click "Open" and select the image with the background that you want to blur.<p>3<p>Click "Open" to load the …

Tutorials

Seriously simple portrait lighting for beauty shots

Lighting a portrait can be as simple or intricate as you want it to be. More often than not though, the concept of ‘less is more’ rings true.<p>To show …

Design

Understanding basic image file formats

Chances are good that you’ve witnessed a wide variety of file formats flit across your screen, but do you really understand what they mean? For …

Tutorials

How to Create a Personal Photography Project

In a way, your journey as a photographer will start out with personal projects. Everything that you shoot for those first few months or years are …

Tutorial: Put Your Dreams in a Jar… and Take a Picture

<i>Dina Belenko is a creative still-life photographer from Russia and incredibly successful 500px Marketplace photographer. Her artistic images capture</i> …

Who ​Are Graphic Designers, Anyways?

Three designers set out to survey their industry–and ended up creating a beautiful book that reveals some truths about graphic design.<p>Authorship in the design world is murky territory, especially when it comes to graphic design. “The designers who work their black magic on the global economy are …

Graphic Design

How to scan and digitize old photos

Scan, restore and save your favourite photos<p>Digital photography is now part of everyday life, but most of us still have treasured collections of …

Tutorials

This Is What It Looks Like When Karl Lagerfeld Takes Your Yearbook Photo

Taking a yearbook photo typically means sitting in front of a colorful backdrop, smiling sweetly, and trying not to blink as the flash attempts to blind you. But when Karl Lagerfeld's behind the camera? The results are the stylish set of "class portraits" seen in <b>V</b> magazine's V100 issue, a spread …

Photographer's clever way of showing love for his dog will melt your heart

Take one look at his work and you'll get all the feels. If you're a dog lover, his images will immediately tug on your heartstrings. Photographer Chris Cline creates incredible, fantastical images of him and his Goldendoodle, Juju -- and it's just what you'll want to see at the end of a long …

Pets

5 photo apps you need for your next trip

It takes more than an Instagram filter and a tap on your touch screen to get a winning photo. A good travel photo has to tell a story and capture the essence of the place. It also has to look aesthetically pleasing. Luckily, there's an app for that – there are plenty, actually. From editing like …

Mobile Photography

‘Uber for photographers’ ensures the pictures of your next vacation will be resplendent

The pervasiveness of smartphones and accessories like selfie sticks means we’re taking more photos than ever before. Whether they’re actually any …

Kentucky Derby

Lens Techniques: The Close Up Portrait | Sony

Although it’s very hard to think “stills” and “video” on the same shoot, the fact is that even though I’m shooting mostly video these days, after 35 …

Photography

If I Were Starting My Photography Career Over Today, Here’s What I Would Tell Myself

Dear Friend,<p>Oh how life has changed in such a short number of years. When I started out in photography I was still shooting film and sending …

Social Media

5 Unusual Ways To Make A Photo Collage

Let’s talk about how you can diversify your photographic exploits, both digital and analog through creating a wonderful photo collage

The Female Body Interwines with Botanicals In Riveting Self-Portraits

When she looks back on the pictures she made in her early twenties, Busan, South Korea-born photographer Ahn Sun Mi can’t help but feel a sharp pang …

This Is the Real Reason Models Look So Good in Photos

It's hard to leave the house these days without ending up in a group selfie. Oh, who are we kidding—it's happening at home, too. We asked <i>Allure</i>'s former creative director, Paul Cavaco, who has worked with every legendary model in the business, how to look our best.<p><b>Practice in front of a mirror.</b>"You …

Adobe Portfolio Helps Photographers Build Portfolio Websites in Minutes

If you’re looking to build an online portfolio website to showcase your best photos, Adobe Portfolio is a new option for doing so. Launched today, …

3 Simple Ways to Hang a Portrait Backdrop

Setting up backdrops need not be a gladiatorial fight unto death with C-stands, clamps, tape, and the backdrops themselves. There are easier ways to …

Photography Tips

Family Portrait Ideas

Every family needs a portrait, and not everyone wants the same traditional group photo. These days, people are after a more human touch. And many …

Portrait Photography Basics

Are you looking for portrait photography tips so that you can improve your picture taking skills?<p>“sssttt….” captured by PictureSocial member Tonny<p>At …

8 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Camera Bag

There are a few things every photographer should keep in his or her camera bag. Check our list to make sure you’re not forgetting something …

Batteries

Christmas Light Photography Tips

At this time of year, many of the world’s cultures and religions celebrate holidays that involve lights. While the use of lights and candles is often …

Landscape Photography

Portrait Lighting Tips: How to Shoot Pro Portraits

Extraordinary portraits do <i>not</i> require extraordinary gear. In fact, just one off camera flash can work wonders. A properly executed portrait, with an …

Photography

How to Use a Manual Lens

Manual lenses are becoming more popular as adapters make it easier to use whatever lens you like. But surprisingly, they also have the added benefit …

Cameras

How to Set Up a Simple Photography Studio

Sometimes we just need better light. Not so much a larger amount, but something nicer, portable, adjustable–and something that will just fill in the …

Landscape Photography